- Everyone is taller than me and I can't see over their shoulders.
- Steps don't help.
- Surgery runs all day.
- You almost always have to skip lunch.
- You stand centimetres from a hot light. Wearing what amounts to winter pyjamas and a dressing gown. And there's a mask on your face so that all the air you breathe is hot and stuffy.
- Little girls like me are especially prone to pre-syncopal episodes.
- Such episodes are more likely on an empty stomach.
- They make you feel like vomiting.
- Conscientious but inexperienced surgical trainees take an hour longer than an experienced surgeon.
- Fighting nausea and muscle fatigue for a whole extra hour sucks.
And to top it all off, the patient probably still has cancer. Poor young thing.
So, here is me, as a Southpark character, and obviously on a medical rotation at the time because I'm smiling: